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TB kills more people than any other infectious disease and is the leading killer of people living with HIV; about one in three deaths among people with HIV are due to TB.

The Global Fund provides 69% of all international financing for tuberculosis (10% of total available resources) and has disbursed US$6.6 billion for TB programs and US$2.1 for TB/ HIV programs as of June 2019. As the leading international funder of TB programs, the Global Fund is a critical partner in achieving the new targets set at the UN High-Level Meeting. 

See the results of these initiative and others in the fight against tuberculosis worldwide in the Global Fund’s Results Report 2019 .

GFAN Speaker Timur Abdullaev shares his insights as an HIV+ person who received lifesaving tuberculosis treatment from a Global Fund program with participants of the RESULTS International Conference. He is confident that we can...


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The Global Fund launched HER in 2018 to drive down HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women through partnerships with the private sector in 13 priority countries. This is just one of the programs that the Global Fund funds to promote gender equality and ensure that women and girls are able to take charge of their own health.

Working together with PEPFAR and other organizations, the Global Fund has increased our investments in adolescent girls and young women fi vefold in the 2017-2019 period, to US$200 million. The Global Fund’s matching funds program used US$55 million to mobilize an additional US$140 million for programs to reduce new HIV infections, violence, and unintended pregnancies among 1 million adolescent girls and young women in 13 hardest-hit countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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In June, GFAN Speaker  Maurine Murenga was invited to the United Kingdom by  Frontline AIDS and  STOPAIDS to advocate to UK Members of Parliament and decision makers to fully fund the Global Fund for the 6th Replenishment.

Maurine spent a day meeting with UK Civil Society partners in Brighton at the Frontline AIDS office, and on 26 June, spoke at a reception hosted by Stephen Doughty MP, Nick Herbert MP, Virendra Sharma MP, and Jeremy Lefroy MP on behalf of the  All Party-Parliamentary Groups on HIV and AIDS, Global Tuberculosis and Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases : Stepping up the Fight to End AIDS, TB and Malaria: UK Leadership through the Global Fund.

From Left: Jeremy Lefroy MP, Stephen Doughty MP, Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Michael Sheen, Charlie Webster, Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE, Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands, Alex Norris MP, and GFAN...
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In June, GFAN Speaker  Mirriam Banda Chisamba visited Italy to participate in outreach and advocacy activities with civil society partners ahead of the Global Fund’s 6th Replenishment. Mirriam was invited by  Network Italiano Salute Globale , the Global Health Italian Network, and  AIDOS , an organization working for women’s right, dignity and freedom of choice.

Left to Right: Peter Sands, Senator Alessandro Alfieri, Mirriam Banda Chisamba

One of the main purposes of this trip was to have Mirriam support AIDOS and three members of Italian Parliament at the Italian Senate and at a hearing of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies. The MPs were presenting their report on a mission to Ethiopia that took place in May, and Mirriam was supporting these findings by sharing her experiences in community health in Zambia, as well as her experiences of the impact of Global Fund progr...


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AIDS Fondet  invited GFAN Speaker  Erika Castellanos  to come to Copenhagen, Denmark on 13 August 2019 to participate in the commencement of Copenhagen’s Pride Week celebrations.

Erika acted as Facilitator for Aids-Fondet’s First International Debate,Act up now to end AIDS, at Copenhagen Pride. Erika was able to share her own story with the Panel and audience members before engaging in a dialogue with the group on how to break the stigma and end AIDS worldwide by 2030.

(L-R): Scott Boule, Global Fund; Rasmus Nordqvist, Member of Parliament; Andreas Gylling Æbelø, AIDS-Fondet; David Hayman, ONE Campaign

The main message that Erika wanted to bring to Copenhagen was that AIDS is not over, and the critical need for a successful 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund. Erika said that she wanted to make sure that people know the work that the Global Fund does beyond providin...


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We are very pleased to announce that this year we have introduced two new Francophone Speakers to our Speakers Bureau, Marie Solange Ngoueko from Cameroon and Rachel Boyindjy from Togo.

French is available here .

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange is a mother of seven children and lives with her family in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon. When she first moved to Yaoundé, all members of her household averaged three episodes of malaria each year and had no long lasting insecticidal nets. Marie Solange has been working for over eight years in community development with a focus o...


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